Setting the standard for Lebanese food in Dubai, Al Nafoorah is famed for its delectable hot and cold mezzeh dishes. Sitting in the shadow of the mezzeh, Al Nafoorah’s other offerings, particularly the Ashtha bil asal (fresh cream with almonds and pistachios drizzled with honey), make a fine effort to trump the signature dish. Complementing the exquisite food, al-fresco dining available in the summer offers exquisite views of Dubai’s skyline. An authentic atmosphere is conjured by the attentive waiters, shisha pipes and quiet Arabic music. With such a luxe atmosphere (and pricetag to match), Al Nafoorah is a popular place for celebratory and special occasions, and with good reason.